Tuesday, April 2, 2013

getting ready

I have big sewing/ quilting plans for this week. I finally decided it's time to become more serious about FMQ and practice!!!! It's a biggie, I'm telling you. I hate practicing, it always seems like such a waste of time. I know, totally irrational.

So, here's what I've decided. Instead of making small quilt sandwiches for practice only, I made three baby quilt tops and plan on basting them and using those to try out some fun patterns. 

This way I will get some practice done, while getting these charity baby quilts finished at the same time. Win win, I hope. 

Here they are, all pressed and ready to be basted. And you know what? I'm actually kind of excited about this new learning experience.  I will definitely let you know how it all went.

Also, I wanted to let you know about a new fun blog hop my friend Heidi started today.

Fabric Mutt

It's all about desks and study/ work spaces and how to make them prettier and better organized. I'm so excited to be a part of this blog hop and thought I'd share a little sneak peek of what I'm working on.

Here's the schedule for the blog hop. Oh, and there will be some giveaways, too :)

Mon., April 1 -- Heidi Staples @ Fabric Mutt
Tue., April 2 -- Kristy @ Quiet Play (Pink Chalk Fabrics giveaway: $25 certificate)
Wed., April 3 -- Becca Bryan @ Bryan House Quilts
Thur., April 4 -- Amanda Woodruff @ A Crafty Fox (Westwood Acres giveaway)
Fri., April 5 -- Lee Heinrich @ Freshly Pieced
Mon., April 8 -- Svetlana Sotak @ SOTAK Handmade
Tue., April 9 -- Beth @ Plum and June (Sew Me a Song giveaway: fabric bundle)
Wed., April 10 -- Taryn @ From Pixels to Patchwork
Thur., April 11 -- Lori Hartman @ Lori H. Designs (Fabricworm giveaway: Robotic fabric bundle)
Fri., April 12 -- Leanne @ She Can Quilt
Mon., April 15 -- Blog Hop Recap at Fabric Mutt

Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you all a wonderful rest of the day. Svetlana


  1. Definitely a win win in my book! Enjoy the practice. I look forward to seeing how sweet they look when you finish! Don't you love a week with lots of quilty plans? I sure do!

  2. I think it is an excellent idea ! I have always tried out new techniques on actual quilts and never practice sandwiches ! The way I see it, 99 % of the quilts I make, are made to be USED, not judged ! I have had many quilts leave my house that I could point out at least 10 mistakes on , but you know what ? The recipients have NEVER noticed them ! Use the galloping horse rule ! If you could not see it from the back of a galloping horse ... it doesn't matter !

  3. You could also make 12 inch quilt sandwiches to practice with & then sew them together ala quilt as you go to make charity quilts - especially if those baby quilts are too big for practicing.

  4. What a great idea for getting in that practice time! I really need to do the same...

    I love your sneak peek -- can't wait to see the rest! :)

  5. The practice sounds a lot more like fun when you put it that way:) The quilts are pretty and I can't wait to see what designs you come up with for your fmq.

  6. PS. I love blog hops and this one sounds like a great one!

  7. I feel the same way about practicing. I like your idea to make baby quilts. I might do that too.

  8. I love your idea to practice on baby quilts! I need to do some practicing too--and that is a perfect idea!

  9. They say practise makes perfect - but then I tell my students that perfection doesn't exist, so just have a shed load of fun trying! Jxo

  10. I feel the same about practising! Why can't I be good at it straight off?! Perfectionist too.

  11. What a great idea! I'm excited to see how these turn out :)

  12. Oh I hate practising too! But still, at least you can gift the results :o)

  13. I love the idea of whole cloth quilts to practice on. Waste not want not ;)

  14. Jaj, Svetlanko, take se tesim na vysledek! Hlavne, at te nadseni neopousti a vysledek se brzo dostavi, tesim se! :) J.


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